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By Sarah Lord On on Tuesday Aug 03 2021

City of Nelson Bylaw Officer Fred Thomson has seen a lot during the 31 years of walking the streets of the Heritage City.

A city employee since 1987, Thomson, who retired recently from the Bylaw Enforcement Department, is a familiar and friendly face on the streets of Nelson.

The avid golfer and curler, who represented the province in curling at the Brier and Seniors...

By Sarah Lord On on Tuesday Aug 03 2021

There will be a different feel on the streets of Nelson after City Bylaw Officer Fred Thomson recently retired after 31 years walking the beat in the Heritage City.

Raised in Langley on a farm, Thomson moved to Nakusp during high school.

Following graduation, he made his way to Nelson, where he worked in sports retail briefly before joining the city workforce in 1987 as an ice...

By CBT On on Sunday Aug 01 2021

Get a fresh perspective on the local arts scene with the 13th annual Columbia Basin Culture Tour is a fun weekend that combines a road trip with a customized cultural experience like no other. Visit artists’ studios, museums, art galleries and heritage sites at your own pace.

With venues, exhibitions, artwork and performances, there is always something new to experience each year.

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By Sarah Lord On on Sunday Jul 25 2021

What present can you give a person turning 100 years — a day on the lake, fishing, of course.

Nelson's George Coletti recently celebrated his 100th year birthday, and what did the Heritage City resident do to commemorate the momentous occasion, he went fishing the family.

"The celebration was fantastic," the centurion told Daily Dose Reporter Sarah...

By Sarah Lord On on Tuesday Jul 20 2021

Sarah Beauchamp accepted the 2021 Richard Carver Award for Emerging Writers at the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival on July 11th.

Beauchamp, shares what this momentous moment means for her journey as a writer, breaking down how she uses writing as a tool for reconciling the different aspects of her identity.

“Writing about my childhood, my family dynamics, my traumas, and my...

By Sarah Lord On on Tuesday Jul 20 2021

Sarah Beauchamp accepted the 2021 Richard Carver Award for Emerging Writers at the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival on July 11th.

The Nelson District Arts Council is proud to honour Carver's contributions to the Kootenay arts scene with the support of the Carver Family.

The Carver Award recognizes an emerging writer–one who has published literary work in any genre. Beauchamp,...

By Sarah Lord On on Tuesday Jul 13 2021

Pat Henman’s memoir “Beyond the Legal Limit: Surviving a collision with a drunk driver” was published in the winter of 2021 by Caitlin Press.

This searingly honest portrait of a mother and daughter surviving a head-on collision details Pat and Maia’s catastrophic injuries, challenges for the entire family, and their determination to rebuild meaningful lives....

By Sarah Lord On on Tuesday Jul 13 2021

Pat Henman is what you would call a lifetime arts virtuoso.

An award-winning veteran of the Canadian theatre and music industry and published author, she has extensive experience and degrees in theatre, music and creative writing. Pat and her family, husband Larry and three children, Zoe, Maia and Liam, make their home in Nelson.

Pat’s memoir “Beyond the Legal Limit:...

By Contributor On on Tuesday Jul 06 2021

 The BC SPCA invites the public to participate in its 13th annual Wildlife-In-Focus photography contest. Amateur photographers 14 years and...

By Contributor On on Wednesday Jun 23 2021

The Nelson Mural Festival recently announce there will be a myriad of creators and musicians in celebration of the arts and community during the August 13 - 15 event.

Now, in their fourth year, the festival has hosted over 95 performances and has had their featured muralists' creations grace over 20 walls in the local Nelson area.

With over 400 national and...

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